Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Fragrance of 2012

The Fragrance of 2012

By Robin Steinweg


Living in the present

Involves the past


There’s no escaping it


Even if I set my face forward

Even if I refuse to look back


All that I am now

Has to do with what has been

Where I’ve gone

            Who has touched my life

Whose life I have touched


2012 is still 2012 + 1


The ten year old I was

Is still inside

I’m ten

And eleven

And twenty

And forty


Because of this

I look behind me

Consider the past year

Now fading


A spent rose carries

Its fragrance still


I breathe its scent

And remember its sweetness


I’ll walk into 2013

Days yet to come

Honoring 2012’s memories


  1. Oh, what a lovely sentiment, Robin. I never can decide how old I am. I love the faded rose.

  2. "All that I am now has to do with what has been." Wonderful thoughts to take with us into the near year, Robin. I'm thankful for the opportunity to see 2013, and honor the memories of past years at the same time! Lovely piece!

    1. Thank you, Lori.
      Have a terrific next year.

  3. As soft and lovely as the snow falling outside. Beautiful perspective Robin, on living in the past, the present and the future.

    1. That was some gorgeous snow, wasn't it? Thanks, Prude.


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